We Grew Older, But We Never Give Up Because Life Does Change

I was standing in the bus when this thought came across my mind “Life does change, gosh!”

An old man was standing in front of me carrying his big bag and sometimes taking a big breath like life is hard for him. And this thought came across my mind as I stood there looking at him “Did he ever think or imagine that this kind of situation when he was a kid or how’s his life would turn out?” “Was it just like what he expected it to be?”


We were born as a baby, we learned to recognize things all around us. Then, we learned how to crawl and walk, run and play. We grew up and attended school to learn even more knowledge. We dreamed our dreams. So we hoped about our future, about what it would be like when we grew up, and somehow, we tried our best to pursue those things. Then, we graduated and got a job, or perhaps got married and had children. Or we graduated and still trying to pursue our dreams.

There was always a point when we failed and we almost gave up, but we kept trying to reach our dreams. We cried a lot, we sweated a lot, but we kept moving. We grew older, but we never give up.

I saw myself in the view of mine, I saw how life does change even when I didn’t expect much or when I expect much. And no matter how life changing, good or bad, I keep moving.

In “broken dreams are God’s adjustments” I wrote about how it was for me when I lost the opportunity to become what I really wanted to be. I was wounded by the failure. It brought me to a place where I thought that my life was over. But for sure, it just a new beginning of something new because life does changing.


When you fail, when you hurt because of situations. When you are wounded, it might fail you, hurt you and wounded you, but because all those things, you’ll probably get to see a lot more things than you’ve been able to. You’ll take interest in things that you haven’t thought about. How is that possible? Because you’ve gone through those processes… and experienced it. By the time the wound on you healed… you’ll probably become the person who would never thought before.


I am a language trainer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I love traveling, like a lot. I enjoy walking around, language immersion in different places, have a cup of coffee at some unfamiliar coffee shop, embrace the history or art in many different museums. I love coming across people and blending with new culture. I like having conversations with new people, blogging the stories and inspire people.

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